The next ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference is coming… 30 – 31 July 2018. The focus is interprofessional, with best possible patient care as the goal. Abstract submissions close 25 May 2018. Early bird registration close 8 June 2018. Hope to see you there!
George Douros discusses the trouble with M&Ms and how we can avoid the old cycle of “name/blame/shame/train”.
“Everything ECMO” is a series of case-based Q&A blog posts from the Alfred ICU aimed at demystifying the knowledge required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside.
Part One is a fantastic new FOAM resource created by Jake Barlow for critical care trainees preparing for basic science examinations, specifically the CICM and ANZCA first part examinations held in Australasia.
George Douros discusses the trouble with ‘being mindful’ as a strategy for reducing error. He discusses this in the context of Human Factors Ergonomics and the hierarchy of intervention effectiveness.
The most extreme ‘medical extremes’ as of 2018: “off the chart” lab parameters, and other ‘extreme’ findings and occurrences from the world of medicine.
George Douros discusses the trouble with cognitive biases in terms of systems errors and a just culture.
Andrew Davies talks with Simon Finfer about Mastering Intensive Care: patients, families, and an empowering ICU culture.
Part 1 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. It is key to understand these common tropical diseases because some patients will adopt the Hickams dictum, ‘I can have as many diseases as I damn well please’, it’s not always going to be a unifying diagnosis.
Andrew Davies talks to John Santamaria about Mastering Intensive Care, with an emphasis on genuine care for patients both during and after the ICU stay.
Tropical Travel Trouble is a series of clinical cases that you may see in the tropics or even in your own emergency department from the dreaded returned traveller.
Tropical Case 005, RUQ pain, jaundice and a concerned wife for gut and liver eating protozoa. What could it be?